Hinksey Halt railway station

Hinksey Halt railway station was built by the Great Western Railway to serve New Hinksey, a suburb of Oxford.

Hinksey Halt
Location
PlaceNew Hinksey
AreaCity of Oxford
Coordinates51°44′12″N 1°15′26″W / 51.7368°N 1.2573°W / 51.7368; -1.2573Coordinates: 51°44′12″N 1°15′26″W / 51.7368°N 1.2573°W / 51.7368; -1.2573
Grid referenceSP513044
Operations
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms2
History
Key datesOpened 1 February 1908
Closed 22 March 1915
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

HistoryEdit

The station was situated on the main Didcot to Oxford railway line, to the north of the site of Millstream Junction,[1] the junction for the original terminus at Oxford (Grandpont), which was later a goods station but had closed by 1900.[2] Access to Hinksey Halt was via Norreys Avenue and a footpath across the adjacent reservoir.[3] The reservoir was formerly a ballast pit, dug by the GWR between 1844 and 1848.[4]

It was opened on 1 February 1908 along with four other halts on the route between Oxford and Wheatley.[5][1][6][7]

Services were provided by steam railmotors based at Oxford, which was also the western terminus; the eastern terminus of these services was Wheatley, Thame or Princes Risborough.[8] When the railmotor services were withdrawn on 22 March 1915, the halt closed.[5][1][6][9] The line remains open for passenger services between Reading and Oxford, but these do not call at Hinksey Halt.

RouteEdit

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Oxford
Line and station open
  Great Western Railway
1908-1915
  Abingdon Road Halt
Line open, station closed

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Mitchell & Smith 2003a, fig. 44.
  2. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2003a, fig. XI.
  3. ^ Simpson 2001, p. 61.
  4. ^ MacDermot 1927, p. 300.
  5. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 121.
  6. ^ a b Mitchell & Smith 2003b, fig. 28.
  7. ^ Waters 1986, p. 128.
  8. ^ Waters 1986, p. 30.
  9. ^ Waters 1986, pp. 31,128.

ReferencesEdit

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  • MacDermot, E.T. (1927). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. I: 1833-1863. Paddington: Great Western Railway.
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (February 2003). Didcot to Banbury. Western Main Lines. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-904474-02-0.
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (April 2003). Branch Lines to Princes Risborough. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-904474-05-5.
  • Simpson, Bill (2001). A History of the Railways of Oxfordshire. Part 2: The South. Banbury and Witney: Lamplight. ISBN 1-899246-06-1.
  • Waters, Laurence (1986). Oxford. Rail Centres. London: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-1590-2.

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